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composer , dancer , writer

Jane Sherman was an American writer, performer, composer, and one-time dancer and member of the Rockettes the famed in-house dance troupe of Radio City Music Hall.

Background

Sherman was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on June 14, 1908 to Horace Humphrey Sherman, an advertising writer, and Florentine St. Clair, an opera singer.

Education

Graduate, Newtown High School, Elmhurst, New York, 1925.

Career

She was a former member and authority of Denishawn, the eclectic company, founded by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn in 1915. She performed with companies ranging from modern-dance groups to the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. The family moved to New York City in 1921, where Jane began studying dancing, after she saw a St. Denis program that included "Brahms Waltz and Liebesträume", a solo that inspired her to study at the New York Denishawn School.

DancingShe also appeared in Broadway revues and was a Rockette in 1934 and 1935. EditingAfter her dance career ended, she became a fiction editor at Seventeen magazine in the 1940s. On March 16, 2010, Sherman died at the age of 101.

Works

Membership

From 1927 to 1928, she joined the Ziegfeld Follies and toured with the troupe, and later returned to modern dance as a member of the Humphrey-Weidman Company in 1928.

Connections

Married Ned Lehac, February 8, 1940 (deceased).

father:
Horace Humphrey Sherman

mother:
Florentine (St. Clair) Sherman

spouse:
Ned Lehac